Service Interruption

The NSIDC Web site and data services are currently having intermittent problems and may be unavailable. We are working to restore these services as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact NSIDC User Services for assistance.

NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC


Digital Elevation Models (DEMS) and Elevation Data


Greenland Antarctica

Ice sheet elevation data sets are used to create surface elevation maps of Greenland and Antarctica. These maps contribute to the study of glaciers, ice sheets, ice streams, and ice shelves. Please see our Data Sets page for a descriptions of the current ice sheet elevation products available at NSIDC.

Many of the maps produced from elevation data sets are Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), which facilitate ice sheet mass balance investigations and the tracking of long-term changes in ice sheets and other cryospheric formations.

If you have question or comments, please contact NSIDC User Services.